When I received this order, I was so humbled that I was chosen to put it together. The customer DM-ed me on insta and was so sweet! She explained that last year during Ramadan and Eid due to being in the lockdown, extended family celebrations were put on hold. She explained that this was such a difficult period for her as some members of her family had to shield for a long period of time and she was unable to see her siblings, nieces and nephews. This really struck a chord with me as I also found it incredibly difficult when I couldn’t see my niece and nephew during the lockdown.
She then went on to tell me that this year she really wants to make up for missing out on the celebrations last year. She was making individually personalised little gift bags and wanted to include henna painted tealight candles and tealight holders. She told me that the theme for the gifts were a soft pink and gold and asked if I could incorporate flowers into the order.
Away I went, and I was in my element!
I firstly adorned Swarovski crystals on pretty little glass candle holders. I absolutely love the way that the crystals shine when a tea light is placed inside the holder. And I am not ashamed to say that I have these pretty little holders dotted around my home!!
I then started making the tealight candles and had so much fun trialling and testing the colours! I sent samples to the customer and it was so funny how we both decided on a specific shade of pink without even discussing it.
I hand poured and scented the tea lights and waited until they were completely set and then I went about hand painting them. I absolutely love hand painting candles, and find it so incredibly therapeutic!
I put together 10 sets of the holders and tealights and sent them off to the customer. She was absolutely ecstatic with the order and ordered 2 further sets for herself!
Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating. Whether you follow a faith or not, with all the sadness that is going on in the world at the moment, we should all take a moment of reflection and remember those that can't celebrate.
As humans, we should all stand together.